US Weather Forecasting Finally Gets Its FLOPS

January 6, 2015

The US National Weather Service will be getting a 10X boost in supercomputing power, thanks to $44.5 million contract with IBM for two new Cray systems. The u Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Climate Modeling Approaches ‘Golden Age’

November 12, 2014

High-performance computing is facing some of its toughest challenges yet, but supercomputing is also yielding better results than ever before. When it comes to Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

NOAA Refines Forecasting Ability

October 6, 2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently deployed a next-generation model for hyper-local forecasting as part of a wider effort to b Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Climate Modeling Pioneer on Higher Resolution, Higher Impact Change

June 2, 2014

“If you burn one molecule of fossil fuel and put that carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, it will remain there for around 100 years on average,” explained N Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Computing the Ozone Pollution Threat

May 8, 2014

One of the world's most powerful supercomputers devoted to climate change – the 1.5 petaflop Yellowstone system – is fulfilling its mission to help find s Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cray Goes Back to the Future for Weather Forecasting

February 16, 2014

Weather forecasting has come a long way since June of 1977, when the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) first contracted Cray to deliver Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Accurate Forecasts Tied to Supercomputer Spending

February 12, 2014

As large swaths of the country are hit by snowstorm after snowstorm and western states battle a decade's long dry spell with California declaring a drought emer Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Hurricane Force Supercomputing: Petascale Simulations of Sandy

November 14, 2013

The devastation incurred by the landfall of Hurricane Sandy on the northeast coast of the United States just over one year ago exemplifies the need for further advances in accuracy and reliability in numerical weather prediction. High resolution numerical weather simulations carried out on hundreds of thousands of processors on the largest supercomputers, Blue Waters in this case, are providing these very insights. Read more…

By Peter Johnsen, Mark Straka, Melvyn Shapiro, Alan Norton & Tom Galerneau

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